As we continue to share ideas to help you connect mind and body today our topic is – Better Habits To Help You Connect The Mind And Body.
Many years ago, I went to The Millionaire Mind event here in Toronto. This event was developed by T. Harv Eker and was a training designed to help change the mindset for success.
A powerful event and it was the first time I ever heard this idea: it is an old Zen saying - “The way a person does one thing is the way they do everything”.
This idea was a life changer for me. It helped me realize how important my daily habits and practices are for the quality of my life. I have been working on this ever since to develop good habits and practices each and every day.
You see, we learned that people are creatures of habit? Good or Bad.
In fact, during the program we learned that research shows that people who develop a “daily” practice are 3 times more likely to stay on their program than those who only participate 6 days a week – and fare 5 times better than those who participate 3, 4 or 5 times a week. So, practice daily to develop the habit you desire.
This means to the extent you pay attention to details; you’ll move throughout the day with ease or disconnect.
I do believe there is power in how we decide to move through our day. The habits we create, and practice regularly can help keep the mind and body connection strong. To cultivate and nurture your entire self, focus on your daily habits, practices, and actions that make up your life.
Starting with making your bed.
Making your bed isn’t just a practice or habit of keeping a tidy home, it’s an act that kick-starts your day and sends a subliminal message to your mind that you successfully complete tasks.
Making the bed, when added to other habits, creates a chain of events that motivates, inspires, and keep you focused throughout the day to have a series of small WINS.
Making your bed ends the sleep cycle and begins the new day. This is an excellent way to start the day with an accomplishment. It’s like checking off the very first to-do item on your list and have the WIN early in your day.
From there, you can keep building momentum by finishing other important tasks that help keep the mind and body connection strong. Tasks like:
• Eating right
• Being on time
• And more
The simple task of making your bed might seem small and insignificant on its own yet coupled with other small tasks, they cumulate together and complete a well-performed day ending with unmaking the bed and beginning the next sleep cycle.
There are other daily habits similar to making the bed that helps keep the mind and body connection strong.
• Brushing teeth before bedtime
• Clearing dishes from the sink after a meal
• Putting laundry away when it is finished
• Returning items back to their proper places
These simple practices and the habits they create are valuable in many ways. From increased stamina and follow-through to personal pride for a job well done. Doing what needs to be done rather than ignoring it or putting it off is always a very good thing.
Could making your bed be a habit you’d like to master? Would making your bed each morning help you start your day off right and inspire/motivate you to follow through with other tasks? We say yes.
This is a small habit that wasn’t included in my daily practice for a long time in my younger life and now I make my bed first thing every morning and it is the thing I accomplish every day no matter what. It feels great. The power of this practice has been a huge WIN for me and how I go through my day.
If making your bed isn’t part of your routine, consider adding the task to your daily routine. It might just be worth it.
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